Hepburn Wind has set an international example for community-led renewable energy innovation, Samso Energy Academy director Soren Hermansen said.
Mr Hermansen was guest speaker at the Leonards Hill wind farm as part of the National Community Energy Congress on Sunday. The renewable energy pioneer’s island home Samso has been powered by 100 per cent renewable energy since 2007.
“This is extending the network way beyond Hepburn and Samso, which are little places in the world,” Mr Hermansen said. “We are playing a very central role in the world and people from Hawaii and Japan are looking at us for examples so there’s a lot of potential in this not just in local community development but in general for innovation.”